Imagine what it would be like to have more protected bike lanes on Market Street: long stretches of safe, designated space for people biking that’s separated from cars and other vehicles.
This vision could become reality on Upper Market Street, as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is proposing bike improvements on Market Street from Octavia to Castro on this designated “High Injury Corridor” in support of Vision Zero.
The SFMTA’s proposal, if completed, will enhance existing bikeways with physical protection and/or buffers, green paint and signage. It will also focus on improving pedestrian and bicycle safety at Upper Market’s treacherous intersections.
Thousands of people bike on Market Street every day. Making Market a world-class street for safe, comfortable biking is a no-brainer.
But as always, it’s going to take the voices of many to win the changes we need. Please join us in speaking up for protected bike lanes at SFMTA’s open house on Tuesday, May 5 at 5:30PM (IBEW Local 6, 55 Fillmore Street – map).
The dream of a better Market Street has been gaining traction at City Hall the last few years as a result of the advocacy from your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the thousands of people who ride the route every day, many of them our members. Now, we have an important chance to let SFMTA know just how important and urgent safety improvements on all of Market are.
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